Panawell & Partners LLC

Panawell & Partners LLC was founded in 2003 and is an IP boutique firm licensed by the State Intellectual Property Office and the State Administration for Industry and Commerce of China to provide both domestic and overseas clients with the full spectrum of services in all fields of intellectual property.

Panawell’s practices specifically include patents, trademarks, copyright, computer software, trade secrets and domain names, covering counselling, drafting, filling, prosecuting, licensing, assignment and enforcement. It is involved with complaints and litigation against IP rights infringement, counterfeiting and unfair competition before the Chinese government agencies and courts. The professional team of Panawell also advises on IP investment, strategy and management.

Starting from primarily serving the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), its R&D subsidiaries and Chinese universities and enterprises seeking IP protection in China, Panawell now has a strong and experienced team of IP professionals, and been recognised as one of the most active and prestigious IP firms by clients from diverse business and technical fields.

Most of Panawell’s attorneys graduated from prestigious Chinese universities, colleges and R&D institutes of the CAS, with masters’ and PhDs in science, technology and law. They have extensive experience in IP law practice with particular expertise in patent and trademark prosecution and litigation. Most of the partners received IP law practice training both in China and other countries, such as the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom.

Panawell is committed to providing clients from different parts of the world with a time-efficient, cost-effective and top-quality professional service to achieve well-established and better enforceable IP rights in China and in foreign countries. The goal of Panawell is to use the exceptional expertise of its professional team to satisfy clients’ diverse business needs and make their investments more valuable.

Panawell and its attorneys are members of the All-China Patent Attorneys Association, the China Trademark Association, the Beijing Patent Attorneys Association, the Capital Intellectual Property Services Association, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property China, the Licensing Executives Society China, the Association of the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys China and the China Copyright Association.

Patent services

  • Drafting, filing and prosecuting
  • Re-examination proceedings and court appeals against rejections
  • Invalidation proceedings and court appeals against Patent Re-examination Board (PRB) decisions
  • Patent Cooperation Treaty applications filing and prosecution
  • Advising, drafting and negotiating for licences and assignment
  • Administrative proceedings against infringement or other disputes
  • Infringement litigation
  • Payment for patent annuities
  • Patent search and opinion
  • Patent watch
  • Infringement analysis
  • Market clearance search, investigation and analysis
  • Advising on patent protection and strategy
  • Hong Kong and Macao patent and design registration

Trademark services

  • Filing for registration (including domestic filing, overseas national filing and international filing)
  • Re-examination and court appeals against rejections
  • Opposition proceedings and court appeals against the China Trademark Office (CTMO) and Trademark Review and Adjudication Board (TRAB) decisions
  • Cancellation proceedings and court appeals against the CTMO and TRAB decisions
  • Advising, drafting, negotiating and filing for trademark applications and registered trademark assignments
  • Advising, drafting, negotiating and recording for licensing agreements
  • Renewals, change of applicants or registrants’ names and addresses
  • Administrative actions against infringement
  • Civil and criminal actions against infringement
  • Watch service
  • Advising on trademark protection and strategy
  • Hong Kong and Macao trademark registration

Litigation services

  • Invalidation proceedings and court appeals against PRB decisions
  • Re-examination proceedings and court appeals against rejections
  • Infringement litigation
  • Re-examination and court appeals against rejections
  • Opposition proceedings and court appeals against CTMO and TRAB decisions
  • Cancellation proceedings and court appeals against CTMO and TRAB decisions
  • Copyright protection counselling
  • Copyrighted works registration and enforcement before the Chinese government and courts at different levels
  • Computer software registration and enforcement before the Chinese government and courts at different levels
  • Copyright licensing and assignment

Other services

  • IP rights customs protection
  • IP rights due diligence investigation and legal opinion
  • Domain name registration, dispute resolution and enforcement
  • Registration and protection for integrated circuits topography
  • Counselling on IP rights protection for domestic and overseas companies
  • Trade secrets and trade dress protection
  • Anti-unfair competition
  • IP rights training
  • IP assets management

Contact details

Panawell & Partners LLC
1002 -1005
10th Floor
China Life Tower
16 Chao Yang Men Wai Street
Chaoyang District
Beijing 100020
China

Professional contacts

Sample client list

  • Eaton Corporation
  • Institutes of CAS
  • Kimberly-Clark (China)
  • Kimberly-Clark Worldwide

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